Awards & HonorsDiscover MIAD students, faculty, staff and alumni being recognized for their innovation, creativity, success and positive contributions to the world around us.
Three MIAD Industrial Design seniors are the winners of the 2018 Design Competition of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM).
• Miyu Takisawa, 1st place, $2,000 prize
• Laurel McKernan, 2nd place, $1,000 prize
• Trever Krueger, 3rd place, $500 prize
Miyu, Laurel and Trever entered this competition during their Materials & Manufacturing 3 course.read more
Alayna Lemmer Danner ’08 (Illustration) chosen as Featured Artist at GenCon 2018. According to the GenCon website, GenCon is “the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America.” Alayna is employed as a freelance illustrator and concept artist.read more
MIAD Board of Trustees member Madeleine Lubar has been named a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.read more
Emily Siira ’17 (Industrial Design) who is currently employed at GE Healthcare, won second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition for a design she created while at student at MIAD. The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition “recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.” Emily’s design, the Cinch Hamper, has wheels and a lifting system within the bin, and “employs mechanical advantage to do the lifting and transport of clothing for the user while also providing a simplified system for clothes hanging.”read more
Jade Akim ’19 (Industrial Design) won second place in the 2018 GrabCad Extreme Design Competition for her sleek and modern table lamp design. Her design won in the contest’s Art, Design, Architecture, Jewelry category. The 14th annual competition “calls upon tomorrow’s engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to design a better future. It is a test to see who can come up with the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing.”read more
Logan Gage ’18 (Industrial Design) won first place in the 2017 Delta Faucet Design Contest, a collaboration between MIAD and Delta Faucet. His design is now patent-pending. He also recently received an honorable mention at the 2018 International Housewares Association’s 25th Annual Student Design Competition for his twist jar opener design.read more
Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine has recognized two MIAD Communication Design students—junior Ana Villarama and senior Josie Borja Truax—as 2018 Students to Watch.read more